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Title: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: MissJessica on September 09, 2010 10:35:55 AM
I made this dress for my birthday... in March. I cut out hundreds of yellow circles, pinked the edges and then sewed them in rows to a really simple sheath (made from Simplicity Pattern 2725, another attempt at which you can see here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305021.msg3492353#msg3492353 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=305021.msg3492353#msg3492353))




I love it. I haven't tried laundering it yet, should be interesting. I purposefully left the circles unfinished to allow for the decomposition of form... a somewhat morbid birthday concept.



I had an awesome birthday. Here are some gratuitous birthday festivity shots:


Cupcakes in cake cones and my amazing Dairy Queen ice cream cake. When I picked it up from DQ the two teen girls working there were *very* excited to meet the person who had ordered such a glorious cake. The 29-year-old person :)


Thanks for looking!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: Kiki870 on September 09, 2010 10:41:20 AM
That is a freakin' awesome dress!  If I had any patience, I would want one in pink.  But I am, shall we say, a deluxe cupcake and it would take many circles to cover this booty!!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: MissJessica on September 09, 2010 10:42:33 AM
That is a freakin' awesome dress!  If I had any patience, I would want one in pink.  But I am, shall we say, a deluxe cupcake and it would take many circles to cover this booty!!

LOL, and thanks!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: Fontiua on September 09, 2010 12:39:58 PM
super cute


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: kitschbitch on September 09, 2010 01:28:49 PM
Awesome!

Are the circles cotton?


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: MissJessica on September 09, 2010 01:55:56 PM
Awesome!

Are the circles cotton?

I think so... I had about three yards of this yellow fabric. It's not like stretchy t-shirt cotton, but I think it is cotton.


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: Scarlet_Angel on September 09, 2010 04:39:41 PM
Absolutely loving this - I really fancy trying the idea on an A line skirt - Kudos!!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: Raventhistle on September 09, 2010 07:43:32 PM
I just turned 30 and my husband bought me the Squishables.com octopus :D
So I say your pegasus rainbow cake is just fantastic!

And that dress is fantastic, too. I think I could sew the circles on, or cut the circles out..but I don't think I'd have the patience to do both :D


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: zowiewoahie on September 09, 2010 08:28:23 PM
Super cute dress! You lucky duck, you look great in yellow! And that cake is to awesome. It makes me want to play robot unicorn attack, only the best game at adult swim.com. Dare I say, the best game ever?!?!? No, but almost.


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: WildeHeart2105 on September 10, 2010 06:32:37 AM
Easily the cutest thing I will see all day.

Thank you for sharing!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: kennyt on September 10, 2010 09:23:47 AM
Much better than the first attempt with that pattern (of course the belt helped that one). Very cute.....and you certainly don't look 29!
 


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: sumaiya on September 10, 2010 10:52:48 AM
simply awesome


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: kjlutz on September 10, 2010 01:27:12 PM
Not only is your dress incredibly awesome, but it combined with your cake makes you the awesomest birthday girl of all time.


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: MissJessica on September 10, 2010 05:39:34 PM
Thank you all so much, you are too kind!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: elenalh on September 11, 2010 02:14:28 AM
I think this is the cutest dress I've ever seen!! Really good job!
Wish I could make one  :o And the colour is amazing too  :D


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: thali on September 11, 2010 05:52:26 AM
such an adorable dress that I am stunned ♥ oh, and when paired with those socks it just becomes perfect C:


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: amalgam on September 11, 2010 10:46:12 AM
What a fun birthday outfit! It looks perfect on you. And yes, that cake is amazing. Reminds me of the Ben10 birthday cake my friend got for herself last year. Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional! ;)


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: whatthepuck on September 11, 2010 04:03:42 PM
Cutest dress ever. You have a lot more patience than I do.


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: onegroovyday on September 12, 2010 03:48:09 PM
GREAT DRESS.....and it looks amazing on you!... what a fun birthday


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: Boo_its_Brittany on September 12, 2010 07:16:41 PM
This is soooo darling!
If only I had the patience.... I'd totes make a rainbow one :D!
I love the cut of it.
At first I thought you were wearing gogo boots with it. Haha. That'd be so awesome! I love the socks though :)!
<3!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: Kiki870 on September 13, 2010 05:46:07 AM
This is soooo darling!
If only I had the patience.... I'd totes make a rainbow one :D!
I love the cut of it.
At first I thought you were wearing gogo boots with it. Haha. That'd be so awesome! I love the socks though :)!
<3!

OOOOH!  Rainbow would be awesome!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: BabyGirlBling on September 13, 2010 07:43:31 AM
That dress is BEYOND super cute! I love the cut and the petals add some great dimension to the dress. Great job!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: glass__onion on September 13, 2010 04:20:25 PM
That is so gorgeous! And I really love the first picture, it is so cute! Happy birthday! :D


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: spicecarrie on September 18, 2010 09:26:17 AM
this is amazing! i love it!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: threehang on September 19, 2010 09:06:51 AM
holy cupcake! that's adorable - i love it. did it take you forever?!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: MissJessica on September 19, 2010 09:27:02 AM
holy cupcake! that's adorable - i love it. did it take you forever?!

Not forever, but I was up late sewing the night before. I spent some time cutting out all the circles, some time placing them on the dress in tiers (starting from the bottom up so they could overlap, but I dealt with the darts first) and more time than I expected sewing them down. It is totally doable, and rainbow would be AWESOME!

Thanks all!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: gypsyharte on September 23, 2010 03:55:19 PM
That dress = wonderful. I love the cake! Makes me want to put my face in it!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: SciFunk on September 23, 2010 08:16:23 PM
Oh my god I love that cake. Amazing!


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: krandui on September 25, 2010 03:19:21 PM
This is so pretty and I love your cake :)


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: P.M.G. on September 27, 2010 02:50:21 PM
I love it!! I want to make one! But cutting out circles would drive me nuts. I like the idea of leaving the edges raw.


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: Dra on September 28, 2010 04:43:37 AM
Wow. that dress is amazing.

also... I totally want a unicorn cake now :D


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: cynabon26 on October 05, 2010 12:30:54 AM
i wish people would celebrate their birthdays as baller-ingly as you.


Title: Re: Birthday Dress! Yellow Cupcake theme
Post by: MissJessica on October 05, 2010 02:35:09 PM
i wish people would celebrate their birthdays as baller-ingly as you.

Aw, I take that as a great compliment! I'm not sure if it means "baller" like basketball or "ballerina..." but I'll take it.

I recommend unicorn cakes for ALL!

This year I turn 30, so I'll have to come up with something pretty cool to wear...